Bell Casting

Plimoth Plantation 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

Join Plimoth Plantation and world-renowned bell makers the Verdin Company as they bring their mobile bell foundry to Plimoth Plantation for a weekend-long bell casting festival that kicks off our series of homecoming events for the Mayflower II.


Mayflower Launch

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

Plimoth Plantation, Mystic Seaport Museum, dignitaries and the ship’s restoration team present the official launch and re-commissioning of Mayflower II in an exciting public event. The ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m., includes performances, remarks, and the ship’s christening with water from all 50 states as well as Plymouth, U.K., and Leiden, Netherlands, before Mayflower

Embarkation Day

  September 16, 1620 - The Day The Pilgrims Began Their Historic Journey to America September 16, 1620 - one of the most well known dates in history.   On 16th September 1620, the Pilgrims departed Plymouth, England, aboard the Mayflower for a new life in America. Historians and descendants of the Mayflower will remember this

Humor For Humanity with Jimmy Tingle

Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Rd, , Provincetown, MA

Bring the Mayflower Home! Comedian Jimmy Tingle brings his "Humor for humanity" to Provincetown on Sept. 19th, 2019 for a fundraiser for Provincetown 400 to bring the Mayflower II to Provincetown for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims' first landing in Provincetown in 1620. Tickets are $50 per person for general admission. For $100

Mayflower & Cape Cod Tour

Plimoth Plantation 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

Savor the beauty of fall on Cape Cod as you walk in the footsteps of colonial and indigenous communities with Plimoth Plantation's historians and Mourt's Relation (1622) as your guide. Visit historic sites from the Pilgrims' "voyages of discovery" while exploring the story of Mayflower's journey and arrival off the coast of Provincetown, the Pilgrims'

Wampanoag Peoples Day

Plimoth Plantation 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA

Celebrating Wampanoag Peoples' Impact On America In the fall of 1620, a group of English colonists seeking a new life in North America arrived from England aboard the Mayflower.  They landed at Plymouth Rock after a 60 day storm tossed crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.  By the next spring, half of the travelers had died.

California Mayflower Society

Wyndham Hotel Irvine 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA

October California Mayflower Executive Board and Board of Assistants Meetings ​ All California Mayflower Executive Board and Board of Assistants are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be our last physical California BOA Meeting before the Rose Parade in January.  

Mayflower Compact Day

Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Rd, , Provincetown, MA

The Mayflower Compact Was Signed November 11, 1620. The Mayflower Compact was the first formal framework of government established in what is now the United States of America. The concept of One-Man-One-Vote was embodied in the document, which was signed on board the Mayflower shortly after it arrived in Plimoth  Harbor.   The Pilgrims intended to settle near the

Illuminate Boston, Lincolnshire, England

boston, lincolnshire, uk

Illuminate Boston UK 2019 Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles north of London.  It is north of Greenwich on the Prime Meridian. This year's 2019 Illuminate Parade will take place during the Boston Christmas Market which will include the Boston Christmas Lights switch-on.

Illuminate Thanksgiving USA

Plymouth, MA 1 Town Square, Plymouth

Presented by America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration and Plymouth 400 Inc. This important annual event focuses on young people and their ability to be that “one small candle” making a difference in the lives of many. Taking place on the same day as the annual America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, the program will begin in Town Square

Lighting of Pilgrim Monument

Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Rd, , Provincetown, MA

Honoring the Wampanoag Nation, the 2019 event is designed to inspire and illuminate.

Illuminate Festival, United Kingdom

Illuminate 2019 - The International Mayflower 400 Opening Event The Mayflower 400 commemoration year will officially launch with the stunning Illuminate festival taking place at Mayflower destinations across the globe. Illuminate is a spectacular light-based festival that connects all of the Mayflower 400 destinations across the UK and internationally. A breathtaking series of events involving

Rose Parade – Mayflower Float

Pasadena, CA Green Street and Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA

America’s most iconic ship will participate in America’s most iconic parade January 1, 2020 in Pasadena, California. The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II MAYFLOWER will set sail in 2020 by floating in the Tournament of Roses®  Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day,  thanks to the efforts of the California Mayflower

400 Years Since Plymouth

New York Hilton Hotel 1335 Avenue Of The Americas, New York,, NY

Leiden University lecturer Eduard van de Bilt will speak at the American Historical Association's Annual Meeting in New York City, January 4, 2020. - He is the author of Becoming John Adams. The making of a Great American in Leiden, 1780-1782, and is widely regarded as a leading expert on Leiden's impact on the American

Leiden Pilgrim Fathers Arrival Day

leiden Leiden

Leiden - City of Refugees  On February 12, 1609, a group of religious refugees led by John Robinson were welcomed to Leiden with the following greeting: “Geen eerlicke persoonen weygeren vrije ende lybre incompst omme binnen deze stede…haer woonplaets te nemen”.  In modern English: “No honest persons will be refused free and unconstrained entry to

Pilgrims to America 1620-2020

Museum De Lakenhal Oude Singel 32, Leiden

Museum De Lakenhal will present an exhibition focusing on the Pilgrims experience in Leiden, which began in 1609.  The exhibit opens on March 13 and runs through June 21, 2020.  The museum will display artefacts from the time, focus on some key Pilgrims to give a more personal point of view to their story and

Plymouth 400 Opening Ceremony

Memorial Hall 83 Court St, Plymouth, MA

The Opening Ceremony of the Plymouth 400 Commemoration will be a two-hour event of historical content, musical headliners, interpretive readings, choreographed movement, original productions, and visual narratives to create a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II How to watch  the Opening Ceremony: NBC 10 live coverage planned from 8

Leiden’s National DNA Day

Hooglandse Kerk Nieuwstraat 20, Leiden

In 2020, it will be 400 years since the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and set sail for the New World.made the journey to America. The 102 refugees are now considered founding families of America.  Indeed, 30 millions Americans can trace their ancestry to those passengers.  Among the Pilgrim's descendants are nine U.S. Presidents, including Barack

First Americans: Honoring Indigenous Resilience and Creativity

Museum Volkenkunde Steenstraat 1, Leiden

Museum Volkenkunde will present an exhibition that celebrates the FIRST AMERICANS, showcasing contemporary indigenous lives, art and politics in North America.   The exhibit opens May 1 and will run through December, 2020. Consistent with Leiden 400's emphasis on peoples and their experience, the museum will  contribute to the publics understanding of the impact the

Mayflower Sails 2020

Charlestown Navy Yard 21 Second Ave, Charlestown, MA

 MAYFLOWER Sails 2020 into Boston Harbor with the USS Constitution. The two ships will sail together and then dock next to each other for a week-long maritime festival.     The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II Watch Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announce the event. Mayflower and USS Constitution. May

Mayflower Homecoming

Plymouth Harbor 77 Water Street, Plymouth, MA

The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II Memorial Day Weekend 2020 After a 3-year restoration, Mayflower returns to her berth at State Pier in May 2020 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. On May 21, 2020 our beloved national icon- Mayflower returns to Plymouth

Plymouth Maritime Salute

Plymouth Harbor 77 Water Street, Plymouth, MA

The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II The official Plymouth Maritime Salute pays tribute to the Pilgrims’ journey on board the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the site of Plymouth Colony in the new world. How to watch:  Streaming online at the NBC 10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN websites and on social media

Wampanoag Ancestors Walk

Plymouth, MA 1 Town Square, Plymouth

The Wampanoag Ancestors Walk will be led by the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts. Placards will be carried with the names of the original 69 villages of the Wampanoag Nation. Participants will pay homage to Massasoit and King Phillip and will stop at designated sites to bless the spots where Wampanoag ancestors walked. The walk will

The Pilgrims and the Politics of Memory

Leiden University Rapenburg 70, Leiden

A Fresh Perspective on 400 Years. Leiden University will host the International Leiden Mayflower 400 Conference which will take a fresh approach to discussing the impact of the Mayflower voyage in 1620. Rather than relying solely on the Anglo-America approach which often dominates discussion of this historic event, the Netherlands and Wampanoag Nation fully included

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Embarks

Plymouth, England Plymouth

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will begin its journey on 6 September 2020 and cross the Atlantic Ocean, from Plymouth to Plymouth. Like its namesake in 1620, MAS will rely to some extent on favorable weather to complete its crossing as it will be powered by state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system, utilizing wind, solar, state-of-the-art batteries,

Mayflower Provincetown Port Visit

Provincetown Provincetown, MA

  The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II The Provincetown Port Visit by Mayflower II is set to include arrival on or about Monday, September 7, 2020 and departure on or about Monday, September 14, 2020. Dates of Port Visit may vary based due to circumstances of weather, tide or any other

Mayflower II Gala Provincetown

Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Rd, , Provincetown, MA

The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II Join this historic Gala as we commemorate the signing of the Mayflower Compact. This historical evening will feature food, spirits and historical reenactments.

Mayflower Descendants Visit Provincetown

Provincetown Museum 1 High Pole Hill Rd, , Provincetown, MA

The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II General Society of Mayflower Descendants Memorial, Program, Luncheon and Reenactments   Founded in 1897, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants(GSMD) currently counts 30,000+ members. In 2020, the GSMD will host its triennial Congress in Massachusetts with special events occurring in Provincetown, Plymouth, and Boston. The

Mayflower II Provincetown Departure

Provincetown Pier 16 Macmillan Pier, Provincetown, MA

The dramatic true story behind the building of Mayflower II The culminating event to the Mayflower II visit will be a Sunrise Toast and Bon Voyage to the Mayflower II on Monday, 14 September 2020 as she journeys to her home, Plymouth, MA. Please check site as we get closer to this event as the

Official State House Salute to the 400th Anniversary

Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

This State House Ceremony will honor the Pilgrim forefathers and Native people who are immortalized in the historic founding of Plymouth Colony. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim families, and Wampanoag families will be in attendance. Additional, invited participants include the Governor and State Legislators, Federal Legislators, Representatives of The UK, The Netherlands, The

Embarkation Festival

Plymouth, MA 1 Town Square, Plymouth

The Embarkation Festival will be a grand cultural and arts festival that will honor the traditions, cuisine, and music of not only the settlers and Wampanoag people but of the diverse population of immigrants who have become the fabric of American life. World music, culinary events, artisan crafts, and cultural exhibits will define the many

California Mayflower Exhibition

Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA

Discover the Pilgrim in You California Mayflower Society's  Orange County Colony will hold an event with a speaker’s panel of well known historians and authors who have written prominent Pilgrim and Mayflower historical works and documentaries at the Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana on October 3, 2020. In addition, they are working with the museum to

Indigenous History Conference & Pow Wow

Bridgewater State University 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA

This conference will address the legacy of colonization experienced by Wampanoag and other Native people in the (now) New England area. The conference will be divided into 3 sections: Day/Section I: discuss what traditional life was like before the time of European contact. Day/Section II: discuss the processes of colonization, what colonization really is, how

Mayflower Compact 400th Anniversary

Celebrate Democracy America will celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 2020, and the valuable role it has played in the American Experiment – DEMOCRACY. Pilgrims voted on November 11, 1620, to establish a new form on government  in the New World. American’s will vote on November 3, 2020, for elected officials

Illuminate Thanksgiving 2020

Plymouth, MA 1 Town Square, Plymouth

Presented by America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration and Plymouth 400 Present How to watch: Streaming online at the NBC 10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN websites and on social media for all three stations (@NBC10Boston, @TelemundoNI, and @necn, respectively). This series of events leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday promotes gratitude and giving. These youth-oriented events